Information for Parents and Students

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding refers to the processes adopted by our college community for actively observing, monitoring, reporting and recording ALL matters which may potentially put our students at risk of harm or abuse.

ALL staff have a safeguarding responsibility and receive annual training on this, we work together to keep the students in our care safe and well. 

The ‘Safeguarding Team’ – Child Protection

The staff responsible for ensuring that Safeguarding processes and reporting are maintained are:

  • Mrs N Styles - Head of Care & Safeguarding/ Deputy DSL/ Deputy Designated LAC

  • Miss S Forster - PPC for Year 7/Safeguarding Officer

  • Miss F Lally - Medical & Safeguarding Officer

  • Mr D Gidman - Headteacher/ Safeguarding Officer

  • Mrs C Roberts - Deputy Headteacher/ Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mr D Boyle - Deputy Headteacher/Safeguarding Officer

  • Ms A Lunney - Deputy Headteacher/Safeguarding Officer

  • Miss L Crowley - Assistant Headteacher/ Safeguarding Officer/ Designated Teacher of LAC

  • Miss C Lyon - Assistant Headteacher/Safeguarding Officer

  • Mrs J Sullivan - Assistant Headteacher/Safeguarding Officer

  • Mrs C Loftus - Assistant Headteacher/Safeguarding Officer

  • Mrs M Murphy - ECT & School Direct Support Officer / Safeguarding Officer

  • P​C Harriet - Community Police Officer

  • Mrs T Mathias - Oratory Manager / Safeguarding Officer

Operation Encompass

St John Bosco Arts College is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces. 

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse and other issues that may impact upon their wellbeing.  

Our police force will now share details about children who are missing from home with us so that we can appropriately understand and support their needs when they return.  

As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff, (Mrs C Roberts) known as a Key Adult, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care.   

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.  

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved. 


Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorists of extreme causes. It covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including political and religious extremism.

S​t John Bosco Prevent Strategy

Useful Contacts and Support

Our Safeguarding Team have come up with a list of contacts that will help and support our young people and their families:

Whilst You’re Waiting for CYP Mental Health Offer (CAMHS)

Online Safety

We take the safety of every member of our College community very seriously including their safety whilst using technology.  We have measures in place to protect our students while they are working online in school and we educate them on the importance of staying safe when they are not in school.  This section of our website contains information about keeping young people safe when they are using computers, mobile phones and gaming technology.

Student ICT Acceptable Use Agreement

Online Safety Policy

Useful Websites

LCC Benefits and Support

Children's Online Safety Test - via Virgin Media

Parent Safe

Safety Net Kids

Think Before You Click

BBC Webwise

Merseyside Police - Top Tips to Stay Safe Online

Further Safeguarding Information

Snapchat Advice



Guide to Online Apps


Forced Marriage

Educate Against Hate


Sexual Exploitation - Know the Signs

Tackling Child Abuse

Social Media Library - CSE

Useful Links - Parents

Useful Links - Students

BBC Own it

Reporting Harmful Content

Useful Information

Further Information regarding CCE

Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership have developed a campaign to raise awareness about the impact of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE).

Bereavement Information

St John Bosco has been lucky to work with an organisation called Rainbows. Rainbows offer support to young people and families who have had a bereavement. More information from them can be found on their website.

ASC - Post Diagnostic Learning Programme

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